Study Finds State Vaccination Lotteries Didn’t Work

None of the 19 states that implemented statewide COVID-19 vaccine lotteries this summer saw an increase in vaccination rates as a result of the incentive programs according to a study published in JAMA Health Forum. Compared with states that didn’t have vaccine lotteries, the study found that there was essentially “zero difference” in the vaccination rates of states that held vaccine lotteries and those that didn’t.